Intel's new super-processor is the Core i7. It is 4-core and 8-thread at 3.2Ghz. It has "Turbo Boost Technology" for physics and AI in gaming (with supported hardware). Like its predecessor it is hyper-threaded. Unlike its predecessor it can be over-clocked.
The Core i7 can encode video 79% faster than the Intel Core 2 Extreme Qx9770. It's computational power is 25% faster. However, given its power and head ratings - don't expect these hummers in laptops any time soon.